So I received the new dehydrator and have been trying out some recipes ready for the new year. I have never had a dehydrator before and as such have nothing to compare it to, but I am really enjoying the process at the moment. I have tried dried cherry tomatoes with basil, which are fantastic! I have also tried some dried pears with chia seeds and cacao, which were ok, but a bit grainy, I suspect I need to invest in a grinder to get the chia seed a bit finer.
Anyway these courgette chips were adapted from a recipe I saw for Salt & Pepper Chips at Frugally Living Mum, and these ones are super tasty , a little spicy and super healthy. So here it is, I am sharing my first ever raw recipe with you; my Smokey Raw Courgette Chips! I haven’t yet honed my Food Photographer skills so please forgive me for my dire attempt at food photography 😉
2 Medium Courgettes
1 Teaspoon Cider Vinegar
½ Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
¼ Teaspoon of Salt
¼ Teaspoon of Pepper
(Black or Mixed)
½ Teaspoon Olive Oil
Mandolin slicer or Food Processor with a Mandolin Blade
The flavours will concentrate on drying, so try with these quantities the first time and adjust your spicing to taste on your second batch.
Feel free to mix up the flavours, try some Cayanne Pepper for a really spicy kick or maybe some fresh or dried herbs instead of the spice.
Use the finest mandolin blade you have to make them as thin as possible.
- Slice the courgettes using your food processor or mandolin slicer (be careful of those knuckles and finger if you’re doing it by hand!)
- Whisk together the Paprika, salt, pepper, cider vinegar, and olive oil (if using).
- Add the courgettes into the bowl and toss or mix with your hands to coat all the slices as evenly as possible.
- Spread and arrange the dressed courgette slices onto your dehydrator trays.
- Dry in the dehydrator at 55c or 130f until they are as crisp as you like them. For my dehydrator it took around 8 to 10 hours at 55c, but your dehydrator may be faster or slower than mine!
Enjoy them as a side or healthy snack. Please let me know how you got on with the recipe and any adaptations you used, I’d love to hear your versions of the recipe.